LPJ Pro Electric Guitar  

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The LPJ offers all the ingredients that made the most desirable Les Paul Standards legendary”classic tonewoods, innovative hardware, two genuine humbucking pickups, and of course Gibson' acclaimed bui... Read More

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The LPJ offers all the ingredients that made the most desirable Les Paul Standards legendary”classic tonewoods, innovative hardware, two genuine humbucking pickups, and of course Gibson' acclaimed build quality and playability”all wrapped up in a stripped-down, no-nonsense package that makes this guitar a flat-out performer. The LPJ Pro ups the ante with coil-tapping and 490R-NECK and 490T-Bridge pickups.

LPJ Pro has a mahogany body. A neck made from hard-wearing maple is glued into the body, and carved to Gibson's popular rounded '50s profile that measures .818 at the 1st fret and .963 at the 12th. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays. There' no pickguard or fingerboard binding to clutter the straight-on, stripped-down look of the LPJ, while quality touches continue with a PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian to subtly echo the black speed knobs and black pickup rings and covers. The traditional back-angled headstock is silkscreened with a gold Gibson logo that stands out clear and proud.

A pair of Gibson' 490R-NECK and 490T-Bridge pickups with coil-tapping fire up the LPJ Pro through your amp of choice. An independent volume and tone control with push/pull coil-tapping per pickup, plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations, while Gibson USA' legendary tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and outstanding intonation. A set of vintage-style tuners provides an impressive 16:1 gear ratio for precise and efficient tuning. Put it all together, and the LPJ Pro is the fastest road to a genuine Les Paul, sparing none of the tone, while putting the legend in your hands with far less load on your wallet.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner' manual, and truss rod wrench.

Features
  • Mahogany body (maple top on Desertburst finish)
  • Maple neck with rounded '50s profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • 490R and 490T humbucking pickups with coil-tapping
  • Vintage-style tuners with 16:1 gear ratio
  • Includes gig bag
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GibsonLPJ Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

WOW! Great at any price!

By Richard

from Irvine, CA

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I have a lot of Stratocasters, but lately I've been wanting a Les Paul for that classic sound. I played most of the Gibson and Epiphone guitars in the store, and for my price range narrowed it down to the LPJ Pro and the Epiphone Limited Les Paul Pro. After playing both several times, I went for the Gibson and have been thrilled! The action is low and fast and it was about the first guitar I have ever bought that was properly set up for me out of the store. I also really love the natural look of the Chocolate Mahogany; to me it looks better than a lot of the fancier Les Pauls. But the tone is what really amazed me.. with the coil taps on the humbuckers, you can get nearly any sound out of it easily and the set neck gives really good sustain. The weight is not bad at all even for extended playing; it feels perfect! Overall an AMAZING guitar at any price!

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A bit Disappointed.

By Ray Guerra

from Bronx NY

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I went to GC to buy a Gibson LPJ today. And sorry to say I was very disappointed with it. I can't see why people brag about it. The body or the neck are not all solid wood. Everyone I've tried in different GC have the same issues. Yes, it's a good price for a stripped down Gibson LP. I suggest you go to a GC before you order one and examine it first. The fret ends are way too sharp like they weren't filed down at all. And this was unexpected, but oddly, the necks are wider than the fret board. Not flush with the fret board. There was a little lip on each side of the neck as if it was made for room for binding that isn't there. It just didn't feel right. Other than that, It sounds was great. I couldn't get past the neck issues since my hand will be there all the time. You might want to look at the Epiphone Standard Tribute which has true Gibson USA 57 Pickups in it, all solid wood, bound and flawless with case for $50 less. It's a Gibson with the Epi name.

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5.0

A real Gibson at a price I can afford!

By Frederick Coffell

from Tennessee

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

This LPJ-Pro has better sound quality workmanship you'd get from any other axe at this price!!! Superb quality and workmanship. The finish is beautiful with the mahogany top. The pearl inlay, vintage tuners and chrome humbucker covers really set it off. It was delivered promptly and in immaculate shape. They did a nice job setting it up. It was strung and the action and intonation set as well. Thanks Gibson and Thanks Guitar Center... Best I've ever owned. I love her!!! Fred Zeppelin

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds great, feels great, excellent value

By Royce Owens

from San Jose, ca

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I spent a couple of hours at GC trying out various Epiphones and PRS models in the 800 and below range as I needed a good backup guitar. After trying multiple models out, I was about to give up when I stumbled across the Gibson LPJR Pro. I was shocked at the price and even though it didn't have the greatest finish I gave it a go. All I can say is it blew away all the other budget guitars I tried and quite frankly held its own with my American deluxe strat. There was no comparison between the higher end Epiphones I tried out and the LPJR. To be fair they did not have the Epiphone Ultra Pro in stock which supposedly has real Gibson pickups so I couldn't try that out. However the Ephiphones I did try out which where the $550 models where ok but nothing like the Gibson. The Gibson has a great neck, the pickups sound awesome, and the guitar is just built like a tank. I will never buy non-American made guitars again. Every U.S. made guitar I have played or owned is dang near perfection. Pros Great price Excellent quality Feels great Sounds great Coil taps Cons Finish is very plain... Only comes with a gig bag instead of a hard shell case

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A true Blessing!

By Jorge Perez

from Hollywood, CA

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I've now had my amazing LPJ for about 9 months, so it's practically my baby lol! This guitar has to be Gibson's best kept secret because if more people really knew how amazing it sounds and plays, they would probably bump up the price on these significantly! Both hum-buckers sound amazing with that true-classic Les-Paul tone that has helped create legends such as Jimmy Page and Slash. Don't let the price on this baby fool you... It will shock you beyond belief!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson out did there self! Superb Guitar!!

By Robert Heightchew

from Eminence, KY

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I have played many of Gibson guitars through the years. Let me tell you this is a quality guitar. It might be cheap as in price. But I put the this guitar through the test against my 1967 Gibson Les Paul Standard, my 2005 Gibson Les Paul Traditional. And Let me tell you this Hangs right in there with them. I couldn't believe it. I am very please with this guitar. I believe if Gibson knows how these LPJ's are performing they will bump the price up by at least another $700 dollars. It's way better than the Studios and It's probably just like a standard but without the fancy paintjob. The tuners are great. Hasn't went out of tune since I tuned it and stretched the strings. I did a lot of bends to check them. And they are awesome! I'm not replacing them out with Grover tuners like a lot of people do. The case it comes with is really good quality. It's plush and thick. It's a sturdy case for being a soft gig bag. It's plush but also kind of like a memory foam. It really protects the guitar. Now Being a Gibson, I am still going to get a hard shell case. Because It's a Gibson, I do that for all of my more expensive guitars. But It's a superb guitar. These pictures doesn't not do this justice either. When you get it in, your eyes will light up. And Thanks to the guy's at Guitar Center. I wasn't sure but I got to test multiple Gibson's out and this one did it for me. They was generous enough to let me take them into a studio room so I can hear them without everybody talking and stuff. It was me and the guitar. The weight it really good too. It's heavy but not extremely heavy. It has the Traditional Weight Relief in it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Gibson for the Price. I can't Believe it!!

By Robert Heightchew

from Eminence KY

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I have played many of Gibson guitars through the years. Let me tell you this is a quality guitar. It might be cheap as in price. But I put the this guitar through the test against my 1967 Gibson Les Paul Standard, my 2005 Gibson Les Paul Traditional. And Let me tell you this Hangs right in there with them. I couldn't believe it. I am very please with this guitar. I believe if Gibson knows how these LPJ's are performing they will bump the price up by at least another $700 dollars. It's way better than the Studios and It's probably just like a standard but without the fancy paintjob. The tuners are great. Hasn't went out of tune since I tuned it and stretched the strings. I did a lot of bends to check them. And they are awesome! I'm not replacing them out with Grover tuners like a lot of people do. The case it comes with is really good quality. It's plush and thick. It's a sturdy case for being a soft gig bag. It's plush but also kind of like a memory foam. It really protects the guitar. Now Being a Gibson, I am still going to get a hard shell case. Because It's a Gibson, I do that for all of my more expensive guitars. But It's a superb guitar. These pictures doesn't not do this justice either. When you get it in, your eyes will light up. And Thanks to the guy's at Guitar Center. I wasn't sure but I got to test multiple Gibson's out and this one did it for me. They was generous enough to let me take them into a studio room so I can hear them without everybody talking and stuff. It was me and the guitar. The weight it really good too. It has the Traditional Weight Relief. The Sustain on this guitar is really, really good. It has a low fast action. I had to set mine up when I got it. The action was a little high. But after that it's a awesome guitar. I would jump on this guitar as fast as you can. Before they realize how good it is and bump the price up on them.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT DEAL

By Norm Deangelis

from Ypsilanti MI

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I picked up a Desert Burst with maple top. The set-up was excellent. Nice fret work. I like this guitar; maybe it's the maple neck that makes it a little brighter than the Studio, which is welcome. You could definitely gig with this guitar. The coil taps are as usual not very effective. Lower output AND tone. But that seems to be universal. BTW, the nut on my guitar is synthetic bone, just like the big boys. Great value.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweetness!!!!!!

By ryan realey

from Nashville TN

Comments about Gibson LPJ Pro Electric Guitar:

I got the Desert burst with the maple top for a little brighter tone since I play modern country. Was going to get the LPJ until I saw the pro model in the store. The extra money is way well worth it. I was impressed with the LPJ but with the PRO I have been blown away. True Gibson quality and the dual 490 pickups sound much better to me than the 490/498. The coil taps are sweet as well giving you that versatility from that classic rockin tone to chickin picken. I have my LPJ pro going through a wampler ego and a wampler paisley drive and this guitar is simply blissful. Every bit as good as the higher price les pauls if you dont need all the bling such as the bindings and gloss finish. I love the satin finish better myself!!!! Very happy guy here!!!!

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